Challenges of migrating to private cloud storage

By Ureka    April 10, 2019 | 08:57 am GMT+7

Using cloud computing is not too difficult. However, there are a few common issues that occur during migration to private cloud storage.

Therefore, you must understand these issues to migrate easily to private cloud storage.

Cloud computing technology has brought numerous benefits to businesses. However, any technology will have some defects. In the case of cloud computing, you will feel great except for the cloud storage process. This storage process is simple, but often you will encounter a few minor glitches.

These problems are not difficult to resolve but appear frequently, making the storage process tedious for enterprises. To ensure the storage process of your business goes smoothly, you need to know the challenges of migrating to private cloud storage.

Choose the wrong cloud storage provider

To use the cloud, the biggest requirement is that the device must be connected to the internet. Therefore, difficulties related to the internet will directly affect cloud computing.

There are many factors that directly or indirectly affect the migrating to private cloud computing process

There are many factors that directly or indirectly affect the migrating to private cloud computing process

Besides the internet, there are many other factors that often hinder the process of using and storing data in the cloud. In particular, suppliers and user-to-supplier cooperation are the two most important factors that directly affect data storage.

First of all, to illustrate the difficulties of moving to private cloud storage, we would like to mention the problem of selecting suppliers.

Currently, there are two largest cloud storage providers that you can refer to, AWS and Microsoft Azure. While AWS may be the best choice for some companies, it may not be the best option for others. That's why in addition to AWS, Microsoft Azure also appears on a vendor's platform. Depending on the scale of the business, you can choose the right supplier.

Choosing the right cloud computing service provider, enterprise data storage process will be more efficient.

Choosing the right cloud computing service provider, enterprise data storage process will be more efficient.

The factors you need to consider when choosing a service provider include history of inactivity, reliability, service costs, customer care capabilities, and data access capabilities including their bandwidth and data centers.

Poor connection speed

You can have a strong network in your data center. It can run at 100Gbps, 10Gbps or even 100Mbps. However, when connecting to the internet, your bandwidth may be much slower than you imagine. Its connection speed may be only about 10Mb/sec. This speed does not match the amount of documents to store. Therefore, the upload speed of documents for archiving is much lower than the speed of downloading archived documents.

To solve this problem, you can use cloud storage port and other WAN optimization devices. However, if the ability to connect to your cloud storage provider is not enough, switching to cloud storage can hardly allow storage performance to be high enough to receive many potential benefits.

You do not reach an agreement in the course of using the service

Most cloud hosting providers will provide you with an agreement about their obligations to you. However, you can absolutely refuse this agreement. An estimated 80 percent of customers in the cloud accept this agreement and then use the cloud storage service.

But, about 20 percent of users give their views to suppliers. Some points may be changed from the original agreement. Of course, this new agreement will meet more user requirements while ensuring compliance with vendor regulations. You will most likely incur a higher penalty if you do not negotiate with the provider before using the service.

What the provider offers is not entirely accurate so before using the service, negotiate very carefully with the supplier

What the provider offers is not entirely accurate so before using the service, negotiate very carefully with the supplier

Overestimating the amount of compensation you can get if the supplier breaches the agreement

It is fascinating to think about an agreement as some kind of insurance policy. However, your business will be penalized if you do not comply with the agreement. In the case the supplier breaches the agreement, it will compensate you for damage. However, 90 percent of violations will be compensated in the form of service credits. This means you will get free service for several months.

If you lose all your data, you will want to be compensated with money, not by service credit, as the units currently do. Of course, you can negotiate higher compensation payments from your cloud storage provider, but then it is likely you will have to pay more for your services. In most cases, it is cheaper to buy insurance from third parties. Therefore, never appreciate the compensation you can receive if the supplier violates the agreement.

Never appreciate the amount that cloud service providers will compensate for you, it is not worth it!

Never appreciate the amount that cloud service providers will compensate for you, it is not worth it.

Do not understand how to retrieve data or transfer data to another provider

Cloud storage providers can make it easy for you to provide data for them from the beginning. However, if you will not decide to use provider services, it is often very difficult.

To avoid this cloud storage pitfall, you must answer the following questions before decide to use or not:

* How will your data be collected? Storage via network connection, storage on physical storage media?

* If you want to download data, is bandwidth available? That's important because even if the bandwidth is 1Gbps, it will take nearly two weeks to get 150TB of data from the cloud storage provider to your data center.

* What bandwidth costs will be involved if you move your data over the network?

* What is the cost of putting data on physical media?

* How long will it take for your data backups to be deleted?

* In what format will the data be provided?

Determining your goals, you will choose a more suitable supplier

Determining your goals, you will choose a more suitable supplier.

The problems that we mentioned above often occur and bring inconvenience to users. Although cloud computing technology is always extremely developed, providers do not tend to improve these issues. Hope our sharing above will be helpful for the process of using your service. Please contact us if you have questions about this matter.

 
 
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